Foster Planing Mill turns 90!
Gosh, do we really look that old? Hopefully not, but we have certainly come a long way while happily serving the public nationwide, since 1922. Maintaining our superior quality standards over the years has been a constant effort, along with keeping our products affordable for everyone ranging from the occasional hobbyist to the mass producer. Furthermore, we are both delighted and honored to be connected with you, as the main source for your unfinished wood moulding and stretcher bar needs; we can only hope that our customer relationships grow even stronger as time progresses. With all this said, we plan to kickoff our 90 year celebration at the upcoming West Coast Art & Frame Show (WCAF 2012), at the Mirage Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. This major event will take place from Monday, January 30th thru Wednesday, February 1st, and those who attend and stop by to say hello will see we have a few surprises up our sleeve to commemorate our 90 year anniversary.
As a reminder, it is not too late to register and make plans to come and be a part of this valuable opportunity designed for networking, information sharing, idea generation, hands-on experience, etc. Our December newsletter recapped the importance of going to this annual tradeshow put on by Picture Framing Magazine, and had also mentioned a number of essential workshops (referred to as the National Conference) that will be offered to attendees. The National Conference workshops were created by the masters of their trade to help others realize and learn new techniques, to brush up on and/or further develop existing practices, and for professionals, as well as newbies, to obtain and share information. The good news is there is still time to enroll in a number of the offfered workshops, however, space is limited, so needless to say that time is of the essence. We have had a tremendous amount of feedback since last months newsletter went out, so we expect and are excited to see a large number of you there.
Foster Planing Mill will be in booth #529, ready to: talk about our moulding, stretcher bars, and custom milling, answer questions, and take orders, as well as sample requests. We will have a raffle drawing each day to win a custom set of standard-size 2 stretcher bars, along with the unveiling of our new catalogue (which will include 6 new profiles we know you will be ecstatic about). The launching of our new moulding finishing kits for beginners will also take place, and with the commotion of the show as our backdrop, we will also be in the midst of creating a Happy 90th Anniversary video, so that those who stop by can personally extend warm wishes and share feelings and experiences about the Foster Planing Mill Company (that is, if they wish to participate).
As a well-established, seasoned organization, at this point in time, we would like to note that we: have never felt stronger as a company, still embrace the ability to handhold our customers and personalize orders, enjoy our work, and would like to thank you for allowing us to serve you for last 90 years. It is an ongoing pleasure to do business and build relationships with our customers, and here is looking to the future for another 90+ years ahead – cheers!
Feel free to visit the Foster blog to post a Happy 90th Anniversary message, and to share any personal experience(s) you’ve enjoyed with Foster Planing Mill throughout the years